Targeting the Poor, Rewarding the Rich — Does Anyone Care?

Tampa Bay Times

May 15, 2018

U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development Secretary Ben Carson recently announced strict new work requirements to qualify for housing subsidies and higher minimum rents. The plan will “result in a 44 percent rent hike for more than 4 million low-income households” and eliminate income deductions for families who pay medical or childcare expenses. The poor will now have to choose between feeding their children, buying medicine or paying their rent.